Gorgeous day. Full sun, blue and hot 17 °C.
Number ten at 7 am this morning.
She incubates permanently now. He signals his arrival and she answer. He is allowed to enter.
is good. It is warmer, the caterpillars are there. That is reassuring.
back and forth regularly to feed her. In the morning she is served at
in the afternoon she accepts to leave the nest to receive his
In the morning, he arrives with a beautiful prey. He signals his arrival. No reaction in the nest box. He insists long time. Still nothing. Madame is satiated and does not even deign to make the effort. .. So, after walking long-time the caterpillar, he ends crunching it.
Fine this morning. 12°C.He came to join her at 6:50 and they left together. Always ten eggs: laying seems complete.
She will brood
for about 14 days.
VIDEO (1484ko 47s)
Arrival of the caterpillar. He flies to the nest box.
To offer the caterpillar at the door.
and hot day. Since two days, swifts have arrived.
He comes with his morning caterpillar and at 6:40, they left. No more songs in the morning since three days.
She incubates continuously and quickly returns to the nest.
Today, she brought what appear to be green leaves. There are several in the nest. Curious. I wonder what kind of leaf it happens to be.
The great grey
feather sometimes acts as mattress, sometimes as parasol.
comes with a caterpillar, he always signals his arrival. Practical for
practical for the photo, just listen and be ready.
the day, usually she exits when he comes with a caterpillar. It's her
with the caterpillar in the beak.
Sometimes it lasts, and Romeo calls for a long time.
And sometimes, definitely not, she is so well in the nest box, and don't feel like going out ... he must brig the meal to bed.
sequence is in IR because he doesn't enter very often and I did not
want to miss
the entrance. I have to exchange the camera that takes pictures on
keep the colour, which takes a little time, so I stayed on IR for the
He passes about every hour with a prey. Of course it depends on the success of the hunt but also the time of the day. His passages seem more frequent in the morning, and slow down in the afternoon. Sometimes in rapid succession, he brings several caterpillars, a good hunting spot? From time to time, after a feeding, they leave together.
When he is too late she comes out and calls singing. If nothing comes, she eventually leaves. At the end of the day at about 17:30 and until 19h, she leaves, often alone.
menu, mainly green caterpillar.
His arrival is still the opportunity to meet.
Again beautiful and warm. 22 °C in the afternoon.
change from caterpillars?
Yes, but this one will be for him. Finding the waiting too long she had leaved and despite his appeals, she does not appears.
He will look at the entrance of the nest box, then gulp!
Sorry, translation in progress.
Il pleut. 12°
A-t-il trouvé un vrai trésor? Le bon
Entre 7h et 11h30, 34 nourrissages (si,si j'ai compté, pas difficile la dame sort du nichoir) avec, à une ou deux chenilles près, une majorité d'araignées.
La pluie est-elle favorable à leur sortie?
Sa ronde continue toute la matinée, Il vient toutes les cinq-dix minutes.
Ouf! Elle doit être repue.
L'après-midi? Toujours de l'araignée.
Celle-ci, on dirait bien une épeire.
Au passage il cherche sur la terrasse si quelques-unes ne lui avaient pas échappé.
Il scrute tous les recoins, tous les trous, les bords de pots et même ... l'arrosoir. Il a raison, une araignée insiste toujours pour y faire sa toile.
La charbonnière passe à son tour et
l'inspection. Décidément, sale temps
Le score? Entre 11h30 et 15h: 21 nourrissages.
Entre 15h et 17h50: 8. Soit, 63 au total à 18h.